BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - May 28, 2014) - Summer has just begun, but for kids going off to college this fall, the transition begins now. Throughout June and July, Indiana University will hold its 2-day New Student Orientation events, welcoming incoming freshmen to their exciting new home.
Families looking for a convenient place to stay during orientation will find the Courtyard Bloomington to be the perfect choice. Located just 6 blocks from the school, this hotel near Indiana U offers plenty of space and amenities to ensure both students and parents are happy with their stay.
Spacious guest rooms at this Bloomington hotel are available with either one king or two queen beds, all fitted with cozy linens. A large work desk is perfect for parents who need to work while on the road, and complimentary high-speed Internet access means students can post photos and update their status throughout their stay. After a long day at the university, relax with an evening of shows and movies on the 42-inch LCD TV, or head out to area restaurants for a family meal.
In the morning, enjoy complimentary coffee and weekday newspaper delivery before heading down to breakfast at the Courtyard Café, where options include eggs cooked-to-order, Starbucks® coffee and other familiar favorites. While kids are off at orientation, parents can explore the area by foot, with Memorial Stadium, Assembly Hall and Bloomington Town Square all near the hotel. A bit farther afield are opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including Lake Monroe, Griffy Lake, Hoosier National Forest and areas for hiking, fishing, boating, biking, kayaking and horseback riding.
To learn more about our hotel and Indiana University, please visit www.marriott.com/hotel-info/bmgcy-courtyard-bloomington/indiana-u/ai1xik4/home-page.mi. Special Indiana University rates are available for visitors; when booking online or over the phone, use code U79.
About the Courtyard Bloomington
With a direct connection to the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center through a covered walkway and just a 6-block stroll from Indiana University, the Courtyard Bloomington is a popular choice with convention-goers and parents of co-eds alike. Spacious guest rooms are available with a king or two queen beds, and offer a 42-inch LCD HDTV, luxurious bedding, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a work desk and complimentary coffee and weekday newspaper to start the morning right. Before heading off to work at nearby companies, including Baxter, Boston Scientific, Carlisle, Otis Elevator, Cook, Bloomington Hospital, the Sportsplex and Crane Naval Base, sit down for a leisurely breakfast at the Courtyard Café, or get in a workout in the fitness room or indoor heated pool. Free parking means visitors can leave the wheels behind and walk to nearby Bloomington Town Square, Memorial Stadium, Assembly Hall and restaurants and shops. With two meetings rooms, the largest of which can host up to 60 guests, the hotel is a great option for alumni events, client presentations and other social functions.